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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Seminar on How to Strengthen News Coverage of Social and Behavioral Science

August 9, 2016
The seminar’s purpose was to improve the identification of newsworthy social and behavioral science and how it is reported through all media. Invited speakers included social and behavioral scientists experienced in communicating science, leading journalists and other media and organizations that use social science in their reporting, and academic experts in uses of media for science communication. The goal was for all participants to learn about how individual researchers, science-based organizations, and people in the media can more effectively work together to convey socially valuable information that benefits the public.



Speaker Bios


Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), University of Pennsylvania

How to strengthen news coverage of social and behavioral science
Brian Lin, EurekAlert

Kellina Craig-Henderson, National Science Foundation

Reproducibility Project: Psychology in the news
Brian Nosek, Center for Open Science

Dan Engber, Slate and FiveThirtyEight

Richard Harris, NPR

Knowledge-Based Journalism
Tom Patterson, Harvard Kennedy School, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy

John Sides, George Washington University and The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage blog

What is it about journalists, anyway?
Susan Pinker, Wall Street Journal Columnist

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Frank Sesno, George Washington University

Laura Helmuth, The Washington Post

Maria Balinska, The Conversation

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